I have however been obsessed with it since as it really is so simple (see what I did there?) and with spring in the air over here in London it felt like time to revisit it.
Simple syrups look and taste like you put a lot more time into it than you actually did which make them perfect for a last minute gift. They'll jazz up any soda or cocktail and I promise once you start syruping you won't want to stop because the flavour possibilities are endless.
To make a simple syrup of the floral variety, put equal amounts of water and caster sugar in a jar, add a dash of dried edible flowers (such as rose, chamomile or lavender) screw on the lid, and leave for a day or two. The sugar dissolves at room temperature so when you're ready to use it, you just mix the syrup with sparkling water (and booze if you wish) for a refreshing drink. If, like me you want to have even more tastebud fun times, may I suggest adding lemon zest to your infusion? Or pink peppercorns. Do it.